Recent Blog Posts

Do I Need a Will or a Trust?

The majority of Americans do not have a will or a trust. According to USA Today, 64 percent of Americans do not have a will. But do you really need one? The answer to that is most likely yes. However, do you need a simple will or will your loved ones be better off after… Continued

Estate Planning for Adult Children with Disabilities

According to the American Bar Association, medical advancements have and will continue to allow more and more developmentally challenged children to reach adulthood, which brings the question: are parents planning for how their end of life will impact their adult disabled child? Creating a special needs trust is important for parents with both disabled minor… Continued

Common Probate Issues

Unfortunately, probate is not always a smooth or straightforward process. Probate, which is the official proving of a will, is a necessary step to take after a loved one passes away before the assets in the will can be divided and the decedent’s last wishes can be carried out. We understand just how frustrating and… Continued

Blended Families Face Critical Legal Issues When a Family Member Passes Away

Our families change over time. Children and grandchildren are born. Some people get a divorce and remarry. Bank accounts are opened and closed. Real estate is bought and sold. People change jobs and roll over their retirement accounts. For all of these reasons, it is important to establish an estate plan so the family’s assets… Continued

Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney

A Comprehensive Durable Power of Attorney is imperative for all adults who wish to take care of their finances should they become incapacitated. A comprehensive durable power of attorney allows you to select who you want take care of your assets while you are alive but unable to act on your own. It also protects… Continued

The Effect Of Divorce On Your Estate Plan

by Tara Frame Shortly after you were married, you had your estate plan prepared, including your last will and testament, your power of attorney and your health care directive, which left your entire estate to your spouse and named your spouse as your power of attorney and health care agent. Since then, you have been… Continued

FAQs

I’m the personal representative in a will contest. How much is this going to cost the defense and also the plaintiff? The answer to your question depends on many factors, especially the complexity of the issues involved. Estate litigation can be very expensive to both parties. Generally, though, the contesting party pays for their attorney’s… Continued

Tara Frame voted as Leading Lawyer in Workers’ Compensation

Tara Frame is voted Leading Lawyer 2016-2017 in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law as determined by Leading Lawyers Peer Review survey forms submitted by more than 1,500 attorneys who practice law in Anne Arundel County and/or the Eastern Shore. Ms. Frame was voted Leading Lawyer in both Anne Arundel County and the Eastern Shore.… Continued